The Spot http://kalw.org en The Spot 4.24.14 Integrity http://kalw.org/post/spot-42414-integrity <p><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">99% Invisible: <strong><a href="http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/structural-integrity/">“Structural Integrity”</a></strong>&nbsp; </span><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">When it was built in 1977, Citicorp Center was the seventh-tallest bu Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:25:51 +0000 Matt Martin 42478 at http://kalw.org The Spot 4.24.14 Integrity The Spot 4.10.14 Title TK + 400,000 Stars http://kalw.org/post/spot-41014-title-tk-400000-stars <p>99% Invisible <strong><a href="http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/title-tk/">"Title TK"</a></strong> The name is important.&nbsp;It’s the first thing of any product you use or buy or see. The tip of the spear.&nbsp; Only the names that are most interesting and most pleasant on the tongue can survive in your memory.&nbsp;So it’s no surprise that companies—especially large ones like Sony or Procter &amp; Gamble—hire naming companies.</p><p>The Memory Palace: <strong><a href="http://thememorypalace.us/2014/03/400000-stars/">"400,000 Stars"</a></strong></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:06:40 +0000 Matt Martin 42138 at http://kalw.org The Spot 4.10.14 Title TK + 400,000 Stars The Spot 4.3.14 Racial profiling, neknomination, and Kurt Cobain http://kalw.org/post/spot-4314-racial-profiling-neknomination-and-kurt-cobain <p>Youth Radio podcast: <strong><a href="http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/youth-radio-8270">"An on-line challenge turns deadly"</a></strong>&nbsp; An online drinking challenge made popular in the UK and Australia has already been responsible for five deaths of men under 30 years old. Youth Radio’s Rafael Johns and his friends have been monitoring this trend on YouTube wondering if it will hit in the US.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:47:12 +0000 Matt Martin 41876 at http://kalw.org The Spot 4.3.14 Racial profiling, neknomination, and Kurt Cobain The Spot 3.27.14 Pitchmen http://kalw.org/post/spot-32714-pitchmen <p><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">99% Invisible: <strong><a href="http://http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/call-now/">“Call Now”</a> </strong></span><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The subtle, possibly endless civil war over how attorneys should advertise their services (a Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:43:35 +0000 Matt Martin 41541 at http://kalw.org The Spot 3.27.14 Pitchmen The Spot 3.20.14 When You're Lonely, Life is Very Long http://kalw.org/post/spot-32014-when-youre-lonely-life-very-long <p>Theory of Everything: <strong><a href="http://toe.prx.org/2014/03/when-youre-lonely-life-is-very-long/">When You're Lonely, Life is Very Long</a></strong>.&nbsp; After moving to New York, writer Olivia Laing discovered the truth about loneliness. <em>She says it&nbsp;is a gift</em>. &nbsp;Eric Klinenberg explains why more and more people are choosing to live alone and why cities like New York must invest in housing stock that singletons <em>actually want to live in</em>, the type of housing they have in Scandinavian countries. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:04:21 +0000 Matt Martin 41218 at http://kalw.org The Spot 3.20.14 When You're Lonely, Life is Very Long